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1 879 -Fortu-sixthYeai— 1924 y3;mK^^-^-~ 
^ j , , MAR 4 1924 

Stokes^ 



Stamdard Seeds, 



for 



Market Gardeners 
and Truckers 



Super-Standard Bonny 
Best Tomato. Our best 
work as seedsmen. 
SEE PAGE 28 



FRANCIS C. STOKES CO. 

Succeeding STOKES SEED FARMS CO, 

EAST WASHINGTON SQUARE • PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



BACK TO PHILADELPHIA 




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NCE again we present our credentials to the faith- 
ful, and, with them, the modest story of Stokes 
Standard Seeds for 1924. Under a shghtl}^ changed 
firm narne, yes — but otherwise quite the same as for many 
years, with no change in pohcy, and with but shght change 
in personnel. Our return to Philadelphia will directly 
benefit the majority of our customers, for we will be in 
closer contact with the fastest service of the U. S. mail, 
as well as being convenient to our seed-breeding fields in 
New Jersey. 

The business of vegetable growing is now very highly 
speciahzed — as to crops and methods of cultivation as 
well as to varieties, and special strains of these varieties. 
For this reason we purpose following our established course 
of doing a few things very well, as opposed to dividing our 
efforts among a greater number. To be precise, we are now listing only 110 varieties, but 
we have a wholesome pride in every one. We will carry vegetable seed only. 

Our location on Washington Square, Philadelphia, is within a few minutes' walk of the 
original plant established by Walter P. Stokes, forty-five years ago. We shall be glad to 
have vou call, whether on business or merely to renew old acquaintance. Our street number 
is23^S. 6th. 



Faithfull 



y yours, 



Long Distance Phone, Lombard 5375 
Cable Address: Stokes, Phila. 





TENDER GREEN ASPARAGUS vs. WHITE WOODY FIBER 

It is a lamentable fact that a large proportion of the locally grown Asparagus in the New York and 
Philadelphia markets is artifically blanched — scarcely edible for pigs, and not edible at all for people. By 
covering the young shoots, they develop a vigorous shoot which is offered as Colossal "grass," but which in 
reality is very hard and woody. This shoot is cut several inches under ground. For years the public has been 
told that this kind of Asparagus is best. The}- have been badly deceived, and we have no doubt that the 
general demand for Asparagus would now be much greater if it had been grown to eat and not to sell. Many 
of the larger markets now know better — Boston is an example. There they invariably pay double the price 
for their own green Asparagus that they pay for white New Jersey sorts. We have no doubt that the very 
general introduction of the Washington types is having a great deal to do with the change in the customs, 
but it will not come all at once. 

Stringless beans had a hard fight for existence over the almost non-edible string beans, but now, after 
some twenty years, the public is demanding stringless beans, and the price is averaging better than the 
price of the others. Mar\- Washington stalks can show 10 to 12 inches of green and from 2 to 4 inches of 
white. Be very sure that your product does not have the reverse proportion. The public has been stung 
long enough. Alary Washington is an Asparagus of most delicious eating quality. Do not spoil it. Brand 
your product. Emphasize the fact that it is green. Gain a reputation for quahty, and have the courage to 
demand a commensurate price, for it will take a few more stalks to make up the bunch. If necessarj^ be 
a pioneer in your district on this question. We know that you do not serve any of this white wood on your 
own table, ^^'hy not apply the Golden Rule and show the city dweller what Asparagus tastes like on the 
farm? 

IMPORTANT NOTES ON ASPARAGUS GROWING 



Sandy loam makes the best Asparagus ground. 

Only one-year roots are recommended for trans- 
planting. The yield for transplanted two-year roots 
will be scarcely 50 per cent of that of the one-year- 
old roots. 

Never set a permanent bed on ground occupied by 
seedlings the year before. Likewise, seedlings should 
not be followed by seedlings. 

Applications of calcium arsenate will control the 
Asparagus beetle. 

In the latitude of Philadelphia, shoots from one- 
year-old seedlings may be cut for two to three weeks 
the following year. It is too great a strain, however, 
to prolong the first-year cutting after May. 

The wider the row, the larger the shoot, and the 
greater percentage of Colossal grass. We recommend 
that rows be at least 4}^ feet apart, and that the 
roots be set 20 inches apart in the row, burying the 
crowns a foot in the ground. On this basis, 5,350 
roots are required per acre. 



Asparagus rust spreads readily by wind, rain, and 
other natural causes. Its prevalence immediately 
impairs the producing strength of the field. Careful 
growers will never, therefore, let a badly rusted field 
stand near even a rust-resistant field, for it will 
seriously infect it. 

In a temperature of 60 degrees or over. Asparagus 
begins to lose its taste and food value within an hour 
after cutting. Within 24 hours, more than 50 per 
cent of its food-value is lost under such conditions. 
This information should be significant for the 
grower supplying a private trade. These losses are 
brought to a minimum by holding the Asparagus 
in a temperature of 40 degrees or under by icing 
or by refrigeration. If this is not possible, we 
urge quick delivery to your customer, especially 
as the warmer weather comes on. Asparagus should 
be boiled standing, the tips being out of the water 
but under the influence of hot steam. Be careful 
not to cook away all the flavor. 



Copyright 1024 by Francis C. Stokes &" Co. 



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"Mary Washington — the most profitable Asparagus ever grown' 




MARY WASHINGTON ASPARAGUS 

THE MOST VALUABLE ASPARAGUS EVER INTRODUCED 
We offer only the pure strain developed under personal and direct supervision of Prof. J. B. Norton, 
the originator. See photograph in natural colors on back cover 

FOR three years we have offered Washington Asparagus, and now, after very thorough investigation, 
we replace this by Mary Washington, a strain developed under parallel conditions with Washington, 
and under the direction of the same scientist. It has shown itself to have very superior quahties. 
To quote Prof. Norton, "Mary Washington is so much better than Washington that you can see the dif- 
ference." After sixteen years of devoted scientific effort, he now considers that Mary Washington cul- 
minates his Asparagus breeding work, at least for the present. Prof. Norton's long career as a botanist, 
physiologist, and agricultural explorer with the U. S. Department of Agriculture has been productive of 
very remarkable advances along practical lines. His work on Asparagus has been truly remarkable, and 
worthy of the highest traditions of American horticulture. 

Through a working agreement with the Pedigreed Seed Company, who took over the control of the 
breeding stocks from the U. S. Bureau of Plant Industry in 1920, we are able to offer to our trade roots 
grown from Prof. Norton's second-generation stock seed, as well as seed from the original breeding-fields 
over which he has had entire supervision. Prof. Norton, on personally examining our plantation of Mary 
Washington seedlings here in New Jersej^, on October 15, declared them to be as fine as any he had ever seen. 
He was deeply impressed with the care and methods of cultivation they had received. 

Mary Washington will produce the very highest type green Asparagus it is possible to grow. It is earlier, 
larger, and longer than the Washington, and for all commercial purposes it is equally rust-resistant. The 
tips are very tight and do not prematurely "sprangle out" or "blow," a feature which greatly increases its 
sales value. Asparagus with prematurely loose buds does not keep well on the market, and also loses its 
good flavor. This feature is later recognized by the high branching habit of the plant after the cutting season. 
The natural color of Mary Washington is rich purple-green. Its length will average from 10 to 20 inches — 
the entire length of the stock being tender and brittle. The green shoots are very large, with a tendency to be 
slightly oval in the cross-section. Even when planted alongside of other strains of Washington, it is very 
easy to identify the Mary Washington by its taller and larger shoots. Large shoots will bring double the 
price of the small ones. Mary Washington has the largest seed and the largest seedlings of any Asparagus 
known. Do not confuse this with the Martha Washington Asparagus strain which was one of the parents 
of Washington. 

Asparagus is one of the oldest vegetables under cultivation. 
It is native of Mesopotamia. Although it was introduced into 
this country at an early date. Asparagus rust was not found 
here until 1896, when it was accidentally introduced into the 
vicinity of New York City. Within ten years it had spread to 
all of the Asparagus regions of the United States, causing serious 
losses everywhere. In some districts the industry was completely 
abandoned. The Massachusetts Asparagus Growers Association, 
in 1906, secured the cooperation of the U. S. Bureau of Plant 
Industry and the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment 
Station, and a breeding project was started for the purpose of 
developing a rust-resistant strain. This work was carried on 
unremittingly under the leadership of Prof. Norton, and these 
Washington strains were the result. In this connection it is not 
too much to say that this work has definitely saved the Aspara- 
gus industry in the United States. By reason of the greatly 
improved edible qualities, it has raised the whole standard of the 
industry. Because Asparagus is dioecious, requiring two parents 
for seed-production, httle advance had been made in producing 
improved strains until this systematic breeding work at Concord 
was inaugurated. The ideal which these men set out for and 
achieved was for net profit under rust epidemic conditions. 
This has now been developed to the point where the Asparagus 
rust is completely under control, although it is a lamentable fact 
that many diseased fields still exist which are annually cutting 
down the profits of adjacent resistant types. 

An Asparagus field under proper care should be productive 
and profitable for from fifteen to twenty years. One's original 
investment is of small consequence compared to the annual 
return. The domestic consumption of Asparagus is increasing, 
but we_ question whether it is keeping pace with the rapidly 
increasing acreage. It is our guess that competition in the 
irnmediate future will be keen. In this competition, the man 
with the quality product is the only one who is sure of his 
market. The race is only for the strong. We see little hope for 
the careless, rust-ridden grower to survive. 




Heavy Mary Washington Seedling dug 
from our plantation on Oct. 23, 1923. 
Our roots average over 12 inches. 



PRICE OF LARGE SELECTED ROOTS: $3.00 per 100, $10.00 for 500, $17.50 per 1,000, 5,000 or 
over at $15.00 per 1,000. These prices are f.o.b. Philadelphia or our New Jersey growing station — our option. 
PRICE OF SEED: Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 50 cts., y4lb. $1.75, lb. $6.00, 5 lbs. $25.00, delivered. 




BEANS 



Lima Beans (Phaseolus lunatus). Native of Tropical America, probably Peru or Brazil. Under cultivation 
at least 1,000 years. 

Dwarf Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). Native of Tropical America, probably Peru. Apparently they were 
under a high state of cultivation by the Incas 4,000 years ago. Commercial development on large scale 
comparatively recent. 

German, Bohnen; Italian, Fagiuoli; Polish, Fasola 
One pound of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 50 pounds plants an acre 




Fordhook Bush Lima. 



Fordhook Bush Lima Beans 



Days to ma- 
turit\% 75. In- 
troduced in 1907. The plant will attain a height 
of about 1 foot. It is a prolific bearer. The pods 
will range from 4 to 43^ inches in length and will 
contain five or more large Beans of exceptional 
quahty. The dried Beans are oval in shape, very 
thick and white, with a greenish tinge. As is the 
case with all Lima Beans, we would warn our 
trade not to plant them until the ground has 
become thoroughly warmed by the late spring 
sun, and under no circumstances should cracked 
Beans be planted, for, although they may have 
the strength to germinate, they will not be able 
to force the sprouts through the ground. Price, 
V4lb. 15 cts., lb. 60 cts., 2 lbs. $1.00, 10 lbs. 
$4.50, 50 lbs. $22.50, delivered. 

Ford's Mammoth - podded Pole 

I ima C)a3S to maturity, 90. Result of 
twenty years' selection of Large White 
by James Ford, Frankford, Pa. Introduced by 
Johnson & Stokes in 1889. Our catalogue of 
that year states: "No novelty we have ever 
offered cost so much money to obtain seed 
stock, and even at the fabulous price offered 
Mr. Ford for his entire stock last spring, he 
hesitated about selling, but fmall}^ accepted our 
offer." At that time it was sold only by the 
packet price, 25 cents each. Similar to King 
of the Garden, pods slightly longer, decidedly 
straighter, slightly narrower, better filled and 
averaging six Beans to the pod. The dried 
seeds are pure white, large, and jflat. V4lb. 15 cts., 
lb. 50 cts., 2 lbs. 90 cts., 10 lbs. $4.00, 50 lbs. 
$18.50, delivered. 



Pianf ^fwirin1o.cc Days to maturity, 45. Originated by Keener, and said to be a selection of Red 

Viicini OUingiebb. Valentine. Introduced in 1898 by Johnson & Stokes. From its cultivation it has 
been a favorite. This variety is a heavy bearer and can perhaps be picked in one-third the time of any 
other sort. The bearing period is comparatively short. The pods are about 6 inches in length, slightly 
curved, dark green in color, brittle and absolutely stringless. This variety is not recommended for low 
ground, inasmuch as the pods sometimes weigh down the plant and the Beans rest on the ground, thus 
causing them to become spotted. Dry seeds are of a yellow-brown color. Price, Y^lh. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., 
2 lbs. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $3.25, 50 lbs. $15.00, delivered. 

Rountlflll ^^ys "to maturity, 45. Originated in Genesee County, New York, and introduced in 1898. 

Jjuuillli Ul. Yhe plant reaches a height of about 16 inches. The pods are over 6 inches long, slightly 
curved, flat, light green in color, stringless, seven-seeded, and very attractive. This variety is a universal 
favorite because of its general good qualities. For the past two years the stringless sorts have brought 
the largest returns on the eastern markets. Price, l^lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., 2 lbs. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $3.25, 
50 lbs. $15.00, delivered. 

P^ii*^^ 1^i<-l*%A-«r WT^^ Days to maturity, 45. Originated by Keeney, and introduced by 

I%.OUna-roa IV.ianey wax. j^hnson & Stokes in 1900. The plant will grow to a height of about 
15 inches, producing long, curv^ed, round, yellow pods, extremely brittle and absolutely stringless. They 
are borne equall}^ above and below the foliage, as may be noted in the colored illustration on opposite 
page. Excellent quality. Fine for home or market. Price, V^lh. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., 2 lbs. 75 cts., 10 lbs. 
$3.25, 50 lbs. $15.00, delivered. 
p__ _;i J Dla^L- \A/qv Days to maturity, 45. A selection of Black Wax improved by Keeney 
rencil-roa OiaCK wax. introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 1900. The plant will attain a 

height of 14 inches, but is a vigorous grower, and is not susceptible to disease as other wax-podded sorts. 
The pods attain a length of 6 inches, are slender, curved near the tip, rounded, seven-seeded, very clear 
yellow, absolutely stringless, very brittle, fme-grained and of excellent quality. This variety is highly 
recommended for all purposes where the quality of the edible product is a consideration. Price, ^^Ib. 
15 cts., lb. 40 cts., 2 lbs. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $3.25, 50 lbs. $15.00, delivered. 



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Headquarters for Market-Gardeners' Seeds — "The Very Best" 




BEET 



(Beta vulgaris.) Native of Egypt and Persia. Under cultivation 
at least 2,200 years. Introduced into Europe about 1600. 

German, Rube; Italian, Barbabietola; Polish, Buraki 
One ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 7 pounds plant one acre 



CROSBY EGYPTIAN 



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[Super - Standard 



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Days to maturity, 45. Last season 
two strains of Crosby Beet were 
trade, the Super-Standard and the 



offered to 

regular commercial stock. The fact that this year we 
carry only the Super-Standard is due to the outstanding 
success achieved by it in all parts of the country. We 
are convinced that careful gardeners want seed of only 
the very highest grade. The stock we now offer is of 
very uniform type, of a rich dark red color, and develops 
a remarkably small top. Ordinary stocks of Crosby can 
be bought for very much less money than the price it is 
necessary for us to ask for this strain, but this first saving 
cannot stand in the light of competitive selling. We offer 
this Super-Standard Crosby strain as the very finest attainable 
at any figure. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., V4lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, 
10 lbs. $12.00, delivered. 



NEW CENTURY 



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'Super - Standard 




Days to maturity, 60. For the earliest markets, we 
recommend Crosby; for the second early, Detroit Dark 
Red; but as a late summer and fall Beet, we can recommend no other which 
for splendid eating and keeping qualities is in a class with New Century. Also 
the fact that its brilliant green leaf-growth is even more delicious than 
spinach or Swiss chard gives it an added value over any other variety of Beet 
we know. If properly stored, the roots can be carried through an entire winter. New Century does not 
develop the usual woody fiber regardless of its size or age. We advise two or three different plantings 
from April until July. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz, 25 cts., V^lb. 85 cts., lb. $3.00, 10 lbs. $25.00, delivered. 

n#»f-rnit HarL- R**f1 ^^^^ "^^ maturity, 50. 
UetrOlt UarK Kea. introduced in 1892, 

and now one of the most universally planted va- 
rieties for all purposes. The shape of Detroit 
Dark Red is almost globe. As one-third of the 
root grows above ground a somewhat rough texture 
develops on the surface of the Beet thus exposed. 
In spite of this, the variety is extensively grown 
as a home and commercial garden sort and for 
use by canners. See color photo on page 8. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 40 cts., lb. 
$1.25, 10 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 

Mammoth Long Red Mangel. 

turity, 100. Probably the most universally grown 
Mangel Beet. The roots are extremely large, at- 
taining a growth of at least 12 inches and totaling 
up a tonnageper acre which is exceptionally heavy. 
The average weight of well-grown Mammoth Long 
Red Beet roots will be over 10 pounds and they have 
been known to exceed 25 pounds. Price, oz. 10c. , 
V4lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $5.00, delivered. 

Swiss Chard, Giant Lucullus. "^^^^^^ 

satisfactory varieties for home or commercial culti- 
vation. It will attain a height of about 15 inches. 
Cultivation of Chard is quite simple under normal 
conditions and we highly recommend it for every 
home garden. The strain we offer is broad- 
stemmed with beautiful yellowish green leaves, 
highly attractive and of the finest quality. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., y4lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 
Round-Pod Kidney Wax Beans. See page 4 10 lbs. $10.00. 




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Stakes 



Francis C. Stokes 6C Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 




Earliest Snowball (x }4) 

CAULIFLOWER 

(Brassica oleracea var. hotrytis.) Native of Europe and western Asia, being well-known to the Greeks and Romans- 
It has probably- been under cultivation for at least 3,000 years. 

German, BlumenkoM; Italian, Cavoloftore; Polish, Kalafiojy 

One oirnce of seed produces about 10,000 plants 

EARLIEST SNOWBALL 



/ Stokes 
'Super-Standard 



7 Days to maturity, 95. There can be no compromise in the purchase of Cauliflower seed. 
The possible value of the crop is such that the original cost of seed is a very minor 
consideration. Earliest Snowball, our experience has taught us, is the most satisfactory sort for general 
purposes in this country. W e have therefore bent our efforts to secure the very finest strain of this mag- 
nificent Danish variety-. We offer this Super-Standard as being very early, uniformly compact, with few- 
short outside leaves, and producing heads, which when blanched, are pure white, of rare quafity, and the 
standard market size. The seed we are ofi'ering has just been received from our trustworthy Danish grower, 
a man whose farms we have visited and whose methods and experience we have reason to know^ are to be 
thoroughly trusted. We know that our strain of Earliest Snowball will prove to be all we claim for it. Price, 
pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.75, y4lb. $6.50, lb. $25.00, delivered. 



YOU CAN DEPEND ON THE GOODNESS OF OUR 
CAULIFLOWER SEED 

No eff"orts are spared by us to obtain the very finest and most uniform stock of Cauliflower. Our 
Danish growers, by generations of experience, backed by ideal climatic conditions, are producing a 
product which is beyond all efforts of their competitors. We know the importance of good seed to 
the commercial grower of Cauliflower, and we are not compromising ourselves in any way. We be- 
lieve our product will stand comparison with anv, regardless of price. — F. C. S. 



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Our Extra-Early Copenhagen Market is a Worthy Super-Standard 



stokes Seeds 1 

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CABBAGE 



{Brassica oleracea var. capitate) Native of the English 
Channel coast. Probably under cultivation for 10,000 years. 

German, ^roj!)/feo/iZ; Italian, Cavolo Cappuccio ; Polish, Kapusta 

One ounce of seed produces about 5,000 plants 

Extra- early Jersey Wakefield. 

Days to maturity, 90. Originally brought from 
New Jersey to Long Island by Brill in 1871. 
The head of Jersey Wakefield is very solid, 
comparatively small and running to rather 
a small point at the top. The quality is_ ex- 
cellent but, as is the case with most quick- I 
maturing vegetables, it will not hold long 
after attaining its growth and is likely to break / 
open after about two weeks. The strain ' 
offered is highly recommended and may be 
relied upon by the most critical planters. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., V4lb. $1.10, 
lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. $18.00, delivered. 

Succession or All Seasons. 




turity, 110- Introduced in 1888. A varietj^ 
remarkable for its resistance to hot sun and 
dry weather. The fact that it remains two to 
three weeks without breaking also recommends it 
as an important variety. It may be sown either 
as a late Cabbage or for fall use. The heads are 
round but slightly flattened. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., y4lb. $1.00, lb. $3.50,5 lbs. $15.00, 
delivered. 




Late Flat Dutch. 



Days to maturity, 130. 
A variety maturing nearly 
a month later than Early Flat Dutch and having 
proved to be most satisfactory when brought to 
its full development in November. This will be 
found to be an attractive variety of good quality. 
The head is large, hard, and slightly rounded. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., y^h. $1.00, lb. $3.50, 
5 lbs. $15.00, delivered. 

American Savoy. StLmeiy ?M typl^p^^^^^^ 

ably originating in England. Savoy Cabbage was 
offered here in 1839, along with twenty-three 
other varieties. The stock we offer will prove to be 
true, the wrinkled savoyed leaves being uniform 
and of a deep green color. Market gardeners will 
find our stock dependable. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., V4lb. $1.10, lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. $18.00, 
delivered. 

Danish Ballhead or Hollander. 

Days to maturity, 120. A variety of Danish 
origin listed by Johnson & Stokes in 1889 as 
Danish Ballhead. The fact that in 1897 a Cabbage 
known as Hollander . or German Export was 
offered by Johnson & Stokes seems to prove that 
this was a variety widely known and cultivated 
over northern Europe. At the present time the 
names Danish Ballhead and Hollander are 
synonymous. This variety is now considered the 
standard Cabbage for storage purposes. The 
head is nearly round, solid, and of good quality. 
Its adaptability to soil conditions has no, doubt 
added to its popularity. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., V4lb. $1.00, lb. $3.50, 5 lbs. $15.00, 
delivered. 



Charleston or Large Wakefield 

Charleston or Large Wakefield. 

Days to maturity, 95. A selection of the large heads 
from Early Jersey Wakefield. The head of Charles- 
ton is considerably larger than Jersey Wakefield 
and for this reason is more usually grown for com- 
mercial purposes than the latter. The five extra 
days before it reaches maturity are in one way 
a handicap. Given the same number of days the 
Charleston Wakefield will produce a larger head 
than Extra-early Jersey Wakefield. The general 
shape of the head is thicker through and not so 
sharply pointed. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
y^h. $1.10, lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. $18.00, delivered. 

Red Danish Stonehead. J^^^ f^o.^A 

Danish Cabbage very similar to Danish Ballhead 
except for its red color. This Cabbage is almost 
identical in every respect with Danish Ballhead 
except in its color. The head is very solid and 
the rich red color extends farther into the center 
of the head. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., V^lb. 
$1.25, lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. $18.00, delivered. 



PE-TSAI or CHINESE CABBAGE 
Wong Bok 



Days to maturity, 115. It was 
brought from China, where it has 
been grown extensively for over forty centuries. 
Wong Bok is one of the most desirable of the 
many available strains. Pe-Tsai is essentially a 
cool-season vegetable and should not be matured 
during the midsummer months. It may be eaten 
raw as a salad or cole slaw, or it may be cooked 
and served as a hot vegetable. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., y4lb. $1.00, lb. $3.50, 5 lbs. $13.00, 
delivered. 



For Extra-Early Copenhagen Market, see next page 
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Extra-Early COPENHAGEN MARKET CABBAGE 

/ 90 days. The big money in early Cab- 
/ bage is made in producing it as an 




Stokes 
s uper - s tandard 



extra early. The difference of a week often makes the difference 
between a strong market and a demoralized market. Don't follow 
the crowd. Lead it. Our extra-earh- strain of Copenhagen Market 
will give you a running start. The seed is fresh, which means quick 
germination and a quick-growing plant. The strain has been bred 
so that maturity- is reached at least a week earher than the regular 
commercial strain of Copenhagen Market. Experienced Cabbage- 
growers will undoubtedly be able to gain fully two weeks by 
using this seed. It is generally recognized that the round-headed 
types are far more salable and valuable than the pointed tvpes. 
Price, pkt. 20 cts., oz. 40 cts., y4lb. $1.50, lb. $5.00, 5 lbs. $22.50, 
delivered. 



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BRUSSELS SPROUTS 

(Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera.) Native of Northern Europe. 
Under cultivation probably for at least 500 years. 

German, Rosenkohl; Italian, Cavolo di Brusselles; Polish, Latorvil 

One ounce of seed produces about 6,500 plants 

f T^1^*«^ i^,.^ J Davs to maturity, 125. We be- 

Long Island Improved. ^^^^^.^ ^^j, ^.^^,iety to be suited 

for all khids of commercial purposes. It will produce a stalk about 
2^2 feet high, bearing axillary buds along the stem. The culture 
of Brussels Sprouts is similar to that of late cabbage. Care should 
be taken to break down the lower leaves in the early faH, in order 
that the small heads may properly develop. There is a vast 
difference in the commercial grade of Brussels Sprouts seed. The 
careful grower will not buy on a basis of price alone. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 35 cts., y^lh. $L25, lb. $4.00, delivered. 




"But Above All Things, Truth Beareth Away the Victory" 



CHANTENAY CARROT 




One-half ounce of seed plants 100 feet 
of drill; 2 1/2 pounds plant an acre 

Super^StIndard / ^""^^ ^? maturity 65. The primary requisites of the ideal strain of Carrot include 

—-J roots ol uniform shape and a rich deep color, together with a comparatively small 

top-growth. All of these and more will be found m our Super-Standard stock of Chantenay Our strain 
matures nearly two weeks earher than Danvers. It is best for market when from 4 to 6 inches long 
tapering shghtly from well-set shoulders. The color is deep orange and the flesh is crisp and tender' 

The variety was first introduced by - 

Vilmorin of Paris, and it has been ^ ^v^^htw^^k 

sold in this country for nearly thirty- 40^f''<<^|fP^H[^HH^^^^|HF- ^^"^^^^BL^ Carrot^^^^ 
five years. Market gardeners desiring ' ^^^^■'^^^■■^^^"ff ^ ^^^^■m&^lik arro 

the very best in Chantenay can place 
every confidence in the stock which we offer. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.00, 5 lbs. 
$4.50, delivered. 

Danvers ^^^^ maturity, 80, A variety de- 
veloped near Danvers, Mass., and 
first listed in 1877. Danvers is a second-e:i rly 
Carrot, which is adaptable to varying soil 
conditions. It differs from the Chante- 
nay in that it is perhaps two w eeks later 
in reaching maturity, and will average 
inches in length, tapering to a 
blunt point. The average diameter of 
the root is slightly smaller than Chante- 
nay, The color is ' a rich, deep orange, 
and the quality of the roots is ex- 
cellent. Price, pkt. 10 cts. oz, 15 cts., 
y4lb. 35 cts., lb. $1,00, 5 lbs, $4,50, 
delivered. 

Days to maturity, 80, 
The tops of this Carrot 
are comparatively small. The roots wi 
attain a length of about 33^9 inches, and 
at the thickest point will average at 
least 3 inches in diameter. It is a very 
desirable variety for hard, stiff soils, 
because of the ease with which it may 
be harvested. The flesh is a deep orange 
and of splendid quality when pulled 
during the earlier stages of growth. 
Oxheart is often grown for stock pur- 
poses. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz, 15 cts., 
V4lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.00, 5 lbs. $4.50, 
delivered. 



Oxheart 




Green Curled 
Endive. 
See page 14 



Stokes Seeds 






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Windermoor "Wonder Cucumber (reduced) 



CUCUMBER 



One ounce of seed plants 100 hills; 
2 pounds plant an acre 



(Cucumis sativus.) A native probably of the East Indies. Under cultivation from the most remote times- 
at least 10,000 years. The modern American seed-supply comes largely from Colorado and Nebraska. 

German, Gurke; Italian, Cetriolo; Pclish, Ogorek 



/ Stokes 
'Super - Standard 



7 65 
/ Ci 



WINDERMOOR WONDER 



65 days. We are once more able to offer this, the most attractive American 
incumber under cultivation. It is equally valuable when grown under glass as 
when grown under careful field cultivation. Our Company introduced it in 1917. It is a cross between the 
English Telegraph and Davis Perfect. Its most striking feature is the rich, dark green color which extends 
the full length of the fruit. In place of the usual white stripes at the stem end, this variety has the most 
alluring bright green stripes which add to instead of detract from its sale value. Its yield is at least 50 
per cent greater than Davis Perfect and its average length is from 10 to 12 inches. Its staying qualities 
under the ven,' hottest midsummer sun are remarkable. The seed cavity is very small, which is in its 
favor as a slicing variety, but this naturally makes the seed much more expensive. Windermoor \\'onder, 
as is the case with all our Cucumber seed, has been chemicallv treated to make the vines more disease- 
resistant. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., y^lh. $1.75, lb. $6.00, 5 lbs. $25.00, delivered. 

EVERGREEN WHITE-SPINE 



Stokes 
Super - Standard , 



60 days. This old standard variety was introduced by Johnson & Stokes thirty- 
seven years ago and is still one of the standard shcing Cucumbers. Its name is indi- 
cative of its deep green color, which it retains at all stages of its growth. It is slightly longer than the 
original \\'hite-Spine type and will average 7 inches in length. The outside color is a rich green, showing 
some white stripes at the stem end. This seed has also been chemicallv treated. See color photograph, 
page 12. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., l^lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $12.00, delivered. 

Improved Long Green. S;^;^ ° {^^^ 

an improvement on one of the black-spine varie- 
ties. It is extensively used for pickling purposes. 
The vigorous vines produce fruits 10 to 12 inches 
in length. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lh. 
40 cts., lb. $1.50, 10 lbs. $14.00, delivered. 

r^^^« T>^r.Uf;r^ or BOSTON PICKLING. 
Oreen rrOlinC, ^^^.g matiirity, 60._ This 

black-spine variety has been sold in America for 
over fift}- years, and is the standard commercial 
pickling sort. The fruit averages 5} 2 inches in 
length when matured, but they are gathered at an 
earlier stage for pickling. Price, pkt. 10c. , oz. 
15c., y4lb. 35c., lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $12.00, delivered. 

CHICORY, WITLOOF 

Time for maturit}- of roots, 4 months. This is one 
of the most desirable and delicious salads under cul- 
tivation. Seed should be planted in May or June, 
and the roots dug in October, and placed horizon- 
tally in tiers in a warm vegetable-cellar within three 
or four weeks. Tender, w^hite stalks will develop. 
This is the edible portion; if these are carefully cut 
the roots will keep on producing for several weeks. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 60 cts., lb. $1.50, 
Witloof Chicory 10 lbs. $12.50, delivered. 




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All Our Seed is Sold under a Percentage of Germination 



SWEET CORN 

(Zea mays yar. saccharata.) Probably native of Peru. Recent discoveries 
indicate that it was growing much in its present form far back into geologi- 
cal time — perhaps 100,000 years. The first reference to Sweet Corn was 
reported near Plymouth, Mass., as having come from the Susquehanna 
Indians in 1779. 

German, Mais; Italian, Mais; Polish, Kukurydza 
One-fourth pound of seed plants 100 hills; 12 pounds plant an acre 



Early Malcolm. 



Days to maturity, 55. This extremely valuable 
Canadian variety was first introduced into the 
United States by this Company in 1920. One of its parents was Early 
Malakoff, a Russian variety. It is the earliest Sweet Coin in existence, 
maturing some 10 days ahead of Golden Bantam. Early Malcolm 
is produced in slender stalks, about 3^ 2 feet high. The well-filled 
ears are about 6 inches in length. By planting May 10, ears 
in the edible stage should be ready by July 4. This variety is 
high in sugar content and is delicious to the taste. For anyone 
catering to a private trade, we very strongly recommend Early 
Malcolm for it will gain friends readily. On the large markets, 
where the matter of sale is strictly impersonal, it perhaps will 
not compete well against the Early White varieties, such as 
Adams, etc., which are not Sweet Corn, and which, really have 
no place on the high-class produce market. In any case where 
the grower is able to make close contact with the consumer. 
Early Malcolm will prove extremely valuable. For all such 
operations and for home consumption it is whole-heartedly 
recommended. Price, y^\h. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts., 2 lbs. 60 cts., 
10 lbs. $2.25, 50 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 



Golden Bantam. 



Days to maturity, 70. This very- 
popular and valuable early yellow va- 
riety has established a secure place for itself commercially 
because of its popularity with the consumer. The small, 8- 
rowed ears, usually less than 6 inches in length, are perhaps 
higher in sugar content than any other Sweet Corn. The ears 
are produced on stalks about 4 feet high. Golden Bantam will 
mature about 10 days after Early Malcolm. Price, Vilb. 
15 cts., lb. 30 cts., 2 lbs. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $2.50, 50 lbs. $10.00, 
delivered. 

C A*^r>*-k Days to maturity, 88. This standard 
I^OUnrry gentleman, ^s^te variety of the broken-row type- 
has been on the market for over thirty years. It is a further 
development of the older Shoe-Peg, as introduced by Johnson 
Stokes in 1890. The length of the ears is about 6 inches and th< 
eating quality exceptionally good on account of its high suga 
content and the depth of the grain. Because of the small circum 
ference of the ear, this variety is not grown on a large commercia 
scale, except for canning purposes, but for truckers who have their 
own private channels of trade. Country Gentleman is very highly 
recommended. Price, Vilb. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts., 2 lbs. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$2.50, 50 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 




Kendel's Early Giant (x f) 



St-ow#»ll'« Fv**i'fii'f***n ^^y^ maturity, 90. This has been the standard late market variety for 
OLOWeil b J-iVt5rgreeil. q^^^ sixty years. Ears about 8 inches in length are borne on stalks about 7 
feet high. Stowell's Evergreen, together with Country Gentleman, take three full months of warm 
weather for maturity, and we will warn our more northerly customers to be on their guard in this particular. 
Price, y4lb. 15 cts., lb. 30' cts., 2 lbs. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $2.50, 50 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 



KENDEUS EARLY GIANT 



/ Stokes I Days to maturity, 75. This strain is the result of several years' selection for size, 
/ ^)UPER - z>TANDARD J earliness, and uniformity of ear. It is a greatly improved type of the original Kendel's 
Giant, and, although it has been several seasons since we have offered it, we now return it to our hst with the 
increased prestige of being a Super-Standard. The ears will average from 9 to 10 inches long, with 10 to 12 
rows to the ear. The stock we offer has been grown in Burhngton County, New Jersey under ideal conditions. 
Price, V4lb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts., 2 lbs. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $2.25, 50 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 

FOR OTHER VARIETIES OF SWEET CORN, SEE NEXT PAGE 

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Francis C. Stokes 6C Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 



SU NNY SLOPE SPEC IAL SWEET 
l~ - ■■ll—ll - — 1 CORN 

A Valuable New Corn of 
Very Early Maturity 




Stokes 
Super - Standard , 



Days to maturity, 72. 
Sunny Slope Special is 
another origination of A. 
L. Ritchie, a successful 
New Jersey farmer who 
was originally responsible 
for Double-Barreled Best. 
Sunny Slope Special — 
the title coming from the 
name of his farm — has 

imUm^^^^^^ I ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ been developed to meet 

the requirement for an 
early-maturing Corn of 
good table quality and 
size. Under ordinary con- 
ditions. Sunny Slope will 
mature a day or so after 
Golden Bantam, and will 
equal the well-known 
Howling Mob, a variety 
with a much smaller ear, 
and therefore a less pro- 
fitable sort for the basket 
market. Sunny Slope 
Special will be found to 
have remarkably thick 
ears, a marked point in 
its favor where Corn is 
sold by either weight or 
measure. We do not 
believe that Sunny Slope 
is the last word in Sweet 
Corn development, for 
Corn is one of the most 
pliable of vegetables. We 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ are now working on further 

ness, size, etc., realizing, 
as we do, the value of the 
early market. At this 
time, however, we offer 

Sunny Slope Special as one of the best strains so far introduced. The stock we sell was grown in Burling- 
ton County, N. J. Price, Vilb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., 2 lbs. 70 cts., 10 lbs. $3.00, 50 lbs. $12.50. 



Sunny Slope Special Sweet Corn and White-Spine Cucumber. See page lo 



STOKES DOUBLE-BARRELED BEST 



r Stokes 1 Days to maturity, 80. This variety was introduced by Walter P. Stokes in 1913, and 
/ 5 UPER - 5 TA NDARD / the decade following this introduction it has made many friends. As its name 
implies, it has a marked tendency to produce two ears to the stalk. These will average 7 inches in length, 
and are high in sugar content. Double-Barreled Best is an established second-early variety. The stalk 
will grow to a height of 6 feet and the ears will average 7 inches in length. The stock we offer has 
been grown in Burlington County, New Jersey. Price, V^lb. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts., 2 lbs. 50 cts., 10 lbs. 
$2.50, 50 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 



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Stokes Seeds Are Delivered to Your Door by Prepaid Post or Express 





Golden 




CELERY 



{Apium graveolens.) 
Ma^ ^^^^K^K Native of Europe. Seli- 

ll^gj^^^^^^Hfe^ i^on is referred to by 
JpP^HH^^^^^^K^^ Homer in his Odyssey. 

^mBr ^^KB^^^M^^^ This, however is thought 
W ^^BB^^^* to be a wild form of 
' Celery. It has probably 

not been cultivated in this present form more 
than 300 years, if that long. 
German, Sellerie; Italian, Sedano; Polish, Selery 
One ounce of seed produces about 20,000 plants 
Proven Stock Only. A pound of Celery seed 
can very easily produce more than a carload of 
Celery, with a possible value running into 
thousands of dollars. By reason of this, the 
purchase of Celery seed carries vi^ith it a large 
responsibility. As a protection to our trade, we 
are selling proven stock only. Our customers can, 
therefore, purchase any of our Celery stocks 
knowing that they have every possible protection 
from our end of the transaction. Celery under 
the best circumstances is an expensive crop, but 
by purchasing from us you will at least know 
that you are protected from the seed stand- 
point. — F. C. S. 

GOLDEN S ELF-BLANCHING 

j Stokes 

/Super -Standard/ xhis celebrated early mar- 
ket variety was first listed by Johnson & Stokes 
in 1894. It was originated by Vilmorin, of Paris, 
a short time previously. The plant is large, 
stocky, and robust and of very fair eating quality. 
(We do not consider any of the early maturing 
Celeries equal in flavor to the late varieties.) 
Golden Self-blanching, because of its early ma- 
turing and long-keeping qualities, has gained 
great popularity as a fall Celery and is widely 
used during the Thanksgiving season. Our 
strain has been grown with great care by an 
expert grower, and inasmuch as it is tried and 
proven a year in advance of its sale to our 
customers, it may be purchased with the full 
assurance that the stock is true to name and up 
to our usual Super-Standard requirements. We 
submit it as the best stock available of Golden 
Self-blanching. Price, pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.00, V^lb. 
$3.50, lb. $12.00, 5 lbs. $56.00, delivered. 

EASY-BLANCHING 



y Days to maturity, 120. 



/ Stokes 
'Super - Standard 



7 Days to maturity, 120. Some- 
thing over ten years ago Sebastian 



Meisch, of Secaucus, N. J., made the first permanent 
selection of the green Celery from the Golden Self- 
blanching type. Since that time his strain has been 
offered under a number of different names and strains, 
some of which have merits and some have not. The 
fact that we have listed this as a Super-Standard is 
evidence that we have unlimited confidence in the 
quality of the strain we offer. In common with a great 
many of our customers, we hold our strain to be one of 
great value. It will mature just after the Golden Self- 
blanching has been harvested, and if properly stored it 
will keep well into the winter. Price, pkt. 40 cts., oz. $1.50, i^lb. $5.50, lb. $20.00, 5 lbs. $92.00, delivered, 
/^-l Days to maturity, 130. Introduced in 1906. Columbia is an early-maturing Celery, re- 

sembling Golden Self-blanching in many particulars. The round, thick stalks are of the 
Pascal type, and when properly blanched, the heart is a beautiful fight golden yellow. It will mature 
soon after Golden Self-blanching, and is recommended for all purposes. Price, pkt. 15 cts., oz. 75 cts., 
y4lb. $2.50, lb. $8.00, 5 lbs. $35.00, delivered. 

For Winter Queen and Giant Prague, see next page 




13 




CELERY, continued 

W^inttf^r Oiitf*f*n ^^y^ maturity, 150. As an early blanching green Celery, ripening in good time 
VV inier V^ueen. ^^j. thanksgiving and the holiday markets, we know of no better sort. If properly 
stored, it will keep well all during the winter. The plants are characterized by robust growth, tall stalks 
with high joints and rich, light golden heart. The stock offered can be rehed upon by the most critical 
Celery growers. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., l^lb. $1.10, lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. $18.00, delivered. 



CELERIAC 

GioMf Pwoi^iiA Davs to maturity, 140. Turnip- 
lani rrague. mooted Celery has been known 
in the United States for over 100 years, and the 
variety Giant Prague is a very old one, Johnson 
& Stokes having listed it prior to 1885. The roots 
are globular in shape, comparatively smooth and 
of the best quality, averaging about 23^ inches 
in diameter. Celeriac is a most desirable vege- 
table, and deserves wider recognition by the 
planters, home-garden as well as commercial. It 
should receive about the same culture as celery, 
being planted in rows 2 feet apart and about 6 
inches apart in the row. When the roots attain a 
size of from 2 to 23^ inches in diameter, they are 
ready for use. Giant Prague will be found a good 
keeper if properly packed underground or in a 
dry cellar. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Vi^b. 
$1.10, lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. $18.00, delivered. 

LEEK 

(Allium Porrum.) Native probably of Switzerland, 
Under cultivation at least 5,000 years, 

German, Porree, Lauch; Italian, Porro; Polish, Pory 
One-third ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 4 
pounds plant an acre 

Monstrous Carentan. T^^ietrlttfinf 

diameter of 2 inches, and will blanch to a pure white 



Yellow Globe 



ENDIVE 

(Cichorium endivia.) Native of the East Indies. 
Under cultivation about 2,000 years, 

German, Endivie; Italian, Endivia; Polish, Endywia 

One-fourth ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 4^/^ 
pounds plant an acre 

Pvz^z^n r^iiwl^^l Days to maturity, 100. Some" 
Oreen ^Uriea. times called Mammoth Green 
Curled. The rosette head will average 15 inches 
across. It is beautifully cut and divided, which, 
with its rich dark green color, gives it a beautiful 
appearance. The center blanches very rapidly to 
a rich golden white. See color photograph, page 9. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz, 20 cts,, y4lb. 40 cts,, lb. 
$1,25, 5 lbs. $5,50, delivered, 

Broad-Leaved Batavian. -^^yioo/Xen 

sold under the name of EscaroIIe. The heads of this 
variety will be slightly smaller in diameter than 
the other two which we carry. The leaves are 
toothed at the edges and more or less twisted, but 
they are not finely cut as are Green and White 
Curled, It is a variety which is easily blanched if 
tied properly at the proper time. The inner leaves 
are wonderfully tender and crisp, making a most 
delicious salad. Price, pkt, 10 cts,, oz. 20 cts., 
V4lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, 5 lbs. $5.50, delivered. 



Onions 

See TKi!-r:c 1 5 




The quality is mild and tender. It is a flat-leaved, 
bulbous, hardy perennial. The 
blanched stems and leaves are 
used as a flavoring for soups, 
boiled and served as asparagus, 
(»r eaten in the raw state. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., y4lb. 60 
cts., lb. $2.00, delivered. 




Standard Seeds for Truckers Who Demand Nothing but the Best 



ONION 



One-half ounce of seed plants 100 feet of row; 
4 pounds plant an acre 




Yellow Globe 
Danvers Onion 



(Allium Cepa.) Native of western Asia. One of the vegetables which 
has been under cultivation from the most remote times. 

German, Zwiebel; Italian, Cipollo; Polish, Cebula 

Y^^llrtw rJnKtf* na™*avc Days to maturity, 1 10. 
I enow VjilODe UianverS. yellow Globe Danvers 

is globe-shaped being just as high as it is broad. 

The globes will average 3 inches through, the 

outside skin being a rich yellow color, and 

^ the inside flesh a creamy white, crisp, 

mild and sweet. It will produce well 

from seed grown in the open ground. 

The stock we off"er has been grown 

from selected bulbs. The neck is small 

and the Onion in every particular will 

. * be found to be uniform. Price, pkt. 

lOc, oz. 20 cts., y4lb. 50 cts., lb. 

$1.75, 10 lbs. $16.00, delivered. 

Days to maturity, 

110. The standard 

type grown in L^rge quantities for 

commercial purposes. In size and 

shape it is similar to the Yellow Globe 

and in color it is crystal white, the 

inside flesh being also pure white. 

This is, perhaps, the most desirable 

table variety as its flavor is extremely 

mild. Price, pkt. lOc, oz. 25c., V4lb. 

75c., lb. $2.50, 10 lbs. $22.50, delivered. 



White Globe, 



; 1 



Yellow Globe. 



Days to maturity, 110. This is one of the most popular varieties for winter storage 
It is grown on a large scale. Our strain will produce a symmetrical globe-shaped 
bulb, averaging about 3 inches in diameter. The neck is very small. In color it is a rich golden yellow, 
and inside flesh is creamy white, mild, tender, 
and sweet. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 
50 cts , lb. $1.75, 10 lbs. $16.00, delivered. 



Red Globe. 



Days to maturity, 110. The 
red Onion is grown in very large 
quantities, especiafly in some of our mid-western 
districts. Our strain will prove to be a very 
uniform one, the shape of the bulb being 
similar to Yellow and White Globe. The color 
is deep crimson, the inside flesh being slightly 
tinged with purple. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts., y4lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75, 10 lbs. $16.00, 
delivered. 

Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker. 

turity, 110. Introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 
1887 as Spanish King Prizetaker. When fully 
matured it wiH average 4 inches in diameter. 
The color of the outside skin is a rich yellow, 
while the flesh inside is white, mild, and sweet. 
Undet special cultivation these bulbs have been 
known to weigh as much as 5 pounds apiece. 
As an Onion for fafl and early winter use. Mam- 
moth Yeflow Prizetaker is very highly recom- 
mended. It win prove, however, to be a good 
winter keeper, such as the Southports or as 
Yeflow Globe Danvers. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts., y4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.00, 10 lbs. $18.00, 
delivered. 




Red Globe Onion 



OKRA 



Extra-Early Dwarf Green Prolific. 



One ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 
8 pounds plant an acre 
(Hibiscus esculentus.) Native of northern Africa. Under cultivation about 2,000 years. 

German, Ocher; Italian, Ocra 

It wifl develop pods of a rich, deep green color and 
about 5 inches in length. This is a prolific bearer. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., V4lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $7.00, delivered. 

15 



Francis C. Stokes &C Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 




KOHLRABI 



One-third ounce of seed plants 100 feet 
of drill; 4 pounds plant an acre 
(Brassica oleracea var. caulo-rapa.) Native of Europe. Under 
cultivation about 2,000 years. 

German, Knollkohl; Italian, Cavolo rapa; Polish, Kalarepa 

Early White Vienna, t rZ:%k'[ ooC'Jl 

beautiful light green, and as will be noted, this variety is much 
earlier in season than the Purple Vienna. It should be pulled 
for the table when about 23^2 inches in diameter. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., y4lb. 60 cts., lb. $2.00, 5 lbs. $9.00, delivered 



EGGPLANT 



Black Beauty. 



One ounce will produce 2,000 plants; 4 
ounces (8,000 plants) will plant an acre 
(Solanum melongena.) Of tropical origin. Probably a native of 
South America. Under cultivation for over 4,000 years. 

German, Eierpftanze; Italian, Petronciano; Polish, Gruszka 

Days to maturity, 125. This is an im- 
provement of the older American variety 
known as Black Pekin. It is very prolific, bearing brilliant 
purple-black fruits, almost egg-shaped. They will average 8 
inches in length. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., Vilb. $1.50, 
lb. $5.00, delivered. 



KALE 



One-half ounce of seed plants 100 feet 
of drill; 1 pound plants an acre 
(Brassica oleracea var. acephala.) Native of northern Europe. 
Under cultivation at least 2,000 years. 

German, Bldtterkohl; Italian, Cavolo verde; Polish, Solanka 

Dwarf Curled Scotch. YnT.ZyTrCS^l'Kk 

under cultivation. It is extensively grown in the Norfolk 
district for the large eastern markets. A finely curled, 
low-growing variety of spreading heads and very 
hardy. This variety is sometimes used for garnish- 
ing, inasmuch as the leaves are a beautiful bright 
green color. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^^lb. 

30 cts., lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. 
*^ ' «8.50, delivered. 




Stokes Lettuce Seed Can Hold Its Own in the Very Best Company 




LETTUCE 

{Lactuca sativa 



One-fourth ounce of seed sow 100 feet 
of drill; 3 pounds sows an acre 



Native of Asia. Under cultivation from very remote times- 
German, Lattich, Kopfsalat; Italian, Lattuga; Polish, Salata 



-at least 5,000 years. 



BIG BOSTON 



/ Stokes 
'Super - Standard , 



7 Days to maturity, 78. For thirty-five years, Big Boston has been a familiar name 
among Lettuce-growers. In our Super-Standard strain we offer a stock of seed against 
which we challenge comparison to any stocks that are available. Experience has shown us that it can hold 
its own against all comers. Big Boston is a white-seeded, cabbage-heading Lettuce of the butter type, 
medium large, globular, medium light green, with slight tinge of brown on margin of outer leaves. It is early 
and hardy and stands long-distance shipping. The head itself is brittle, buttery, and the interior ahnost 
golden yellow. The mature plant will form a compact, wcll-defmed hard head. This variety will hold 
eighteen days before shooting to seed. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Vi^b. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, 5 lbs. $6.75, 
delivered. 

GREEN-LEAVED BIG BOSTON 

Days to maturity, 75. This strain is the result of a very careful personal selection and 

must in no way be confused with the ordinary strains of Unrivaled, etc. Green-leaved 

Big Boston Lettuce was introduced as such by us in 1916, and it proved at once to be profitable and popular. 
It is very similar to Big Boston in all but one of its general characteristics, and therein lies its great advan- 
tage — it does not have the usual red tinge on the edge of the leaves. The time required for its maturity is slightly 
less than that for Big Boston. Its heads are large, uniform, and of brilliant green color. They will hold 
two weeks before shooting to seed. In offering this strain of Lettuce, we do so, sincerely believing it is as 
near perfect as any Lettuce we have ever had under our observation. In the 192^ Lettuce trials conducted by 
the University of Minnesota, in St. Louis County, Minnesota, our Green-leaved Big Boston ivas outstandingly 
the best Lettuce of the Big Boston type. Six prominent seedsmen participated. Color of seed, white. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., y4lb. $1.25, lb. $4.00, 
5 lbs. $18.50, delivered. 



/ Stokes 

' s uper - 5 ta ndaro 



1 




Green-leaved Big Boston Lettuce 



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Francis C. Stokes dC Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 




LETTUCE, continued 



Salamander. 



(Synonyms: Black-seeded 
Tennis Ball, AII-Year- 
Round, Bloomsdale Butter, Sensation, etc. 
Days to maturity, 71. It will hold 11 days 
before shooting to seed. A very old 
European variety, the first grown in 
America being offered by Booth in 1810. 
Its great age, as well as its wonderful 
quality, is no doubt responsible for the 
many synonyms which have been attached 
to it. It IS a butter variety, strictly cabbage 
heading, large to medium in size, early- 
intermediate in season, standing well 
before shooting to seed. The color of 
the head is light green, but is not spotted 
or brownish as is the case with certain 
other heading varieties. The quality is 
excellent and highly recommends itself for 
both private and market gardeners. It is 
a sure and reliable header and excellent 
shipper. This strain will be found thor- 
oughly dependable. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., i/4lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, 5 lbs. 
$5.50, delivered. 



Salamander Lettuce 




Pfs*%ir1c Days to maturity, 69. Will 
Vjrana I\apiaS. p.^^ days before shooting to 
seed. It was originated after fifteen years' selection 
of Black-seeded Simpson by Eugene Davis, of Grand 
Rapids, Mich. It was known in Grand Rapids ten or 
more years prior to 1890, when it was formally in- 
troduced by Ferry under the name of Grand Rapids. 
A variety of very wide popularity, but of 
only fair quality. It is early-intermediate 
in season and will shoot to seed quickly. 
The plant is very spreading when young, 
but becomes very compact when mature, 
forming a loosely rounded cluster of leaves, 
growing close enough for only slight blanch- 
ing, but when fully matured, they never 
spread out at the center. The leaves are 
excessively blistered and crumpled and 
slightly twisted, very thick and heavy with 
coarse veins and protruding midribs. Color is 
a very light green, never spotted or brownish 

in any part. 
Quality is 
very poor, 
being coarse 
and rank in 
fl a V o r , at 

least to the extent of lacking in sweetness and delicacy. Seeds black, 
slow to germinate. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^lb. 40 cts., lb. 
$1.50, 5 lbs. $7.00, dehvered. 

Early White Self-folding Cos. ?Xd Trianr^^\^ii. i^'id 

20 days before shooting to seed. This class of Lettuce has been grown 
in America for over one hundred and twenty-five years. It was offered 
in 1793 by Minton Collins, of Richmond. It is a typical Cos variety, 
strictly self-closing, and very slow to shoot to seed. The plant is 
compact, blanched, firm head, round at the top with leaves not tightly 
overlapping one another. The color is a very dark green on the outside 
and well blanched on the inside. They are never spotted or brownish 
in any part. The quality is excellent. It is very hard in texture, but is 
exceedingly crisp and sv/eet, and is especially desirable for long-distance 
shipping or for prompt table use. Trianon Cos will make a delicious 
^ Romaine salad, and is a pleasing change from the soft, buttery varieties. 

, Seed white. We consider our strain to be the equal of the very best. 

Early White Self-folding Cos Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., l^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, 5 lbs. $7.00, 

Lettuce (x K) delivered. 




Grand Rapids 
Lettuce (x ]4) 



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WATERMELON 



(CitruUus vulgaris.) Native of Africa. Under cultivation about 4,000 years. The annual United States con- 
sumption of seed is about 600,000 pounds. About forty varieties are generally planted in this country. Of this 
number, we carry six of the most representative ones. 

German, Wasser-Melone; Italian, Melone d'aqua; Polish, Melon, Wodny 
One ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 2 pounds plant an acre 

fj • Poflip.cf Days to maturity, 100. This melon was introduced about 1900. The fruits are 
quite large for a variety maturing so early. They are oval in shape with irregular, 
mottled stripes of light and dark green. The quality of the flesh is excellent. It is especially suited to 
culture in the more northerly latitudes. This type of melon is sometimes sold under the name of Cole's 
Early, which is a smaller melon. For a number of years a melon grown by the late Aaron Paul was sold 
as Paul's Earliest. Seed black. Price, large pkt. lOc, oz. 15c., l^lb. 30c., lb. $1.00, 5 lbs. $4.50, delivered, 
X m f cr^n Days to maturity, 130. This melon, named for the late Senator W atson, has been 

1 Om W aLSOn. ^^le market about ten years and has firmly established itself as the leading shipping 
melon of the United States, the annual crop of Watson riinnip.g into thousands of carloads. The rind, 
being hard and firm, overcomes the diffi- 
culties of long shipment. The fruit wiH 
average about 20 inches in length with 
diameter about 12 inches. The flavor of the 
melon is good, but not equal to 
Kleckley. Price, large pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., V4lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.00, 
5 lbs. $4.50, delivered. ^ 

Kleckley Sweet.. ^^^^^ T20. ^ 

Introduced in 1898. A melon of thin .^^^ 
rind. Its flesh is of the most delicious ^ 
quality. We do not advocate ^ 
Kleckley for shipment from the 
South or from Texas, as it will not \ 
hold like the Tom Watson. Melons V 
will average about 20 inches in 
length and about 12 inches in di- 
ameter. The rind is a deep dark 
green and the flesh a bright scarlet. Our 
seed of Kleckley will give results. Price, 
large pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., V^h. 30 cts., 
lb. $1.00, 5 lbs. $4.50. delivered. 




Harris Earliest 



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Francis C. Stokes & Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 







The Sugar-Sweet Melon is a very profitable sort 



MUSKMELON 



One ounce of seed plants 100 hills; 
2 pounds plant an acre 

(Cucumis Melo. Nati\ e of southern Asia. It is considered to be as old as any of the alimentary vegetables 
and has probably been cultivated for 10,000 years. 



STOKES SUGAR- SWEET 



For Nearby Market Purposes this Delicious Early 
Melon Surpasses All Others 



Stokes 
Super -Staxdard 



I 90 days. _This melon is slightly larger than the standard shipping Cantaloupe. Its 



excellent flavor, convenient and attractive size, and great productivity have given it a 
prominent place in the eastern markets. This variety is also sold under the name of Early Knight. The 
inside color is green, tinged with a golden yellow, and the flavor is just about as tempting as this colored 
illustration makes you believe it is. We know of no superior when they are properly grown and gath- 
ered from green, healthy vines. This latter point is of great importance, and successful melon-growers 
■will never tr\- to sell melons from dead vines, for the flavor is almost invariably lost. A weekly spray- 
ing with Bordeaux Mixture is recommended, especiallv in districts where the vines are subject to blight. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., i/4lb. 45 cts., lb. 81.50, 10 lbs. S14.00, delivered. 



POLLOCK 10-25 



/ Stokes 
'Super -Stasdard . 



The Standard Shipping 
Cantaloupe 

95 days. This strain represents the most advanced development of the old Rocky 
Ford. Pollock 10-25 is salmon-fleshed, or, as the market calls them, "pink meats." 
Flavor is distinctly diff"erent from the green-fleshed t\-pe, being more aromatic and by some considered 
more delicious. The past two seasons have seen a tremendous increase in popularity of the salmon-fleshed 
tj-pes, which ver\- often were quoted at slightly higher prices than the green-fleshed sorts. Our Super- 
Standard stock of Pollock has been selected for disease-resistance and can be recommended above all others 
for long-distance shipping. We believe it is a valuable melon for eastern truckers to handle. Price, large 
pkt 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., l/4lb. 45 cts., lb. $L50, 10 lbs. $14.00, delivered. 

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We Expect to Fill All Seed Orders the Same Day Received 




MUSKMELON, continued 

Fnrrllinok ^^^^ maturity, 95. Introduced in 1908. This salmon-fleshed melon has now gained 
roranoOK.. gj-^^^ popularity among eastern truckers. The size will average 5^ inches across and 3^4 

inches from top to bottom. 1 he pungent flavor of a perfect melon is not soon forgotten. Price, large pkt. 

lOcts., oz. 15 cts., y4lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, 10 lbs. $14.00, delivered. 



PARSLEY 

A native of the Island of Sardi 



Under cultiva 



Champion Moss Curled, 



{Petroselinum hortense.) 
tion for 2,000 years. 

German, Petersilie; Italian, Prezzemolo; Polish, Pietruszka 

One-fourth ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 3 pounds plant an acre 

Days to maturity, 65. Known in 
this country at least from the time 
of Minton Collins in 1793 as Curled Parsley. The other prefixes have 
apparently been added during the last thirty or forty years. This 
variety grows to a height of about 8 inches. 1 he color is a rich, dark 
green and the leaves are very finely cut. The compact curled leaves 
are excellent for garnishing, and, although sometimes used for flavor- 
ing, we do not recommend them for this purpose as highly 
as Hamburg Turnip-Rooted. For all general purposes, 
however. Champion Moss Curled and Emerald are, 
perhaps, the leading varieties. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., 141b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, 5 lbs. $5.50, delivered. 

Hamburg Turnip-Rooted. ?o!*' ^^^^^3 

variety originated in Northern Europe. It has been 
grown in this country for about one hundred years, 
Sinclair and Moore having offered it in 1826. The root 
is the edible part of this variety, resembling in color 
and shape the root of the parsnip. The leaves are very 
similar to those of Plain parsley, ard are especially 
desirable for flavoring and drying. The roots may be 
stored for winter use very profitably. This is not a 
garnishing variety, but for the purposes desired Ham- 
burg is a very valuable sort. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts., V4lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, 5 lbs. $5.50, delivered. 



PARSNIP 



Native of E 



urope. 



Under cultivation 



(Pastinaca sativa.) 
2,000 years. 

German, Pastinake; Italian, Pastinaca; Polish, Pasternak 




Champion Moss Curled Parsley 
One-fourth ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 3 pounds plant an acre 

U 11 « Days to maturity, 130. A variety in very general use for table purposes or for stock 

nOllOW-V^rOWn. ^^^^^ ^he root will attain a length of from 8 to 10 inches. The color is pure white, 
uniformly smooth, and of excellent quality. For the best results, care should be taken in the preparation 

of the soil, so that it may be loosened to 
a depth of about 10 inches. The quality 
of the roots is improved by leaving them 
in the ground over winter for spring use. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Valb 30 cts., 
4 lb. $1.00, 5 lbs. $4.50, delivered. 





Hollow-Crown Parsnips (x H) 
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The Stokes strains 
of Parsley and 
Parsnips have 
been planted suc- 
cessfully by three 
generations of 
market-gardeners ; 
they will be found 
very uniform. 




Francis C. Stokes dC Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 



PEAS 



(Pisum sativum.^ Of uncertain origin, but probably a native of 
Central Europe or tlie mountains of Central Asia. They have been 
cultivated by man from a very remote period — probably 10,000 
years. The modern American seed requirements are now very ex- 
tensive, totaling hundreds of thousands of bushels annually. 
German, Erbsen; Italian, Pisello; Polish, Groch 

One pound of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 100 pounds of the 
dwarf varieties, or 50 pounds of the tall varieties plant an acre 

Pedigree Extra-Early. ^LJt 

just one hundred years, during which time the type has been 
considerably improved upon. Although it foIIo\\ s Alaska by 
two or three days, its larger pod, higher sugar content, and its 
more prolific bearing qualities make it a more desirable variety 
for the general planter. The vine attains a height of 20 inches 
and the pods will srow to an average lensrth of 2 to 2^2 inches. 
Price, y4lb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts., 2^1bs. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $2.50, 
50 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 

"TUz-wrv-ioo I o-vf/-i« Davs to maturit\'. 37. A variety 
1 nomas Lax ion. j^^ving been originated in England by 
Thomas Laxton, of Bedford, a noted English horticulturist. 
This Pea is slightly earlier than Gradus and a more abundant 
yielder. The pods resemble Gradus in shape, excepting that 
they are blunt ended. They will attain a length of inches. 
They are straight, inclined toward roundness and are well 
filled. The yine w ill grow to a height of 2 ^2 f^^t. The seed is 
larse, cream color, blended with pale green, wrinkled. Price, 
i/^lb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts., 2 lbs. 60 cts^, 10 lbs. $2.50, 50 lbs. 
$10.00, delivered. 





1L 



Little Marvel. °-.;,! 

turity, 00. The vines of 
this variety will grow to a 
height of 13 inches, pro- 
ducing pods 2-^4 to 3 
inches in length. This va- 
riety resembles the Kott's 
Excelsior in vines, habit 
of growth, and quality. 
The pods are considerably 
longer, ver\- often being 
produced in pairs. They 
are straight, slightly 
broader than Nott's Ex- 
celsior, but not so broad 
as Sutton's Excelsior. It 
is highly recommended for home-garden purposes. The seed is 
sreen, wrinkled, and of medium size. Price, \/^\h. 15 cts., lb. 
35 cts., 2 lbs. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $2.50, 50 lbs. $10.00, delivered. 

1 L Days to maturity, 70. An English variety 

1 eiepnone. introduced during the decade following 18/0, 
and introduced into this country about 1880. The plant attains 
a height of about 4 feet, and its hea\y foliage protects the 
newly forming pods against intense heat. _ Although in the 
original t^-pe the pod was a light green, by introducing Alder- 
man blood it is now a rich dark green. The pods will grow 
from a length of 3^ 2 to 4 inches and a width of ^^^inch. There 
will be from 3 to 10 Peas in the pod. The dried seeds varv in 
color from pale green to almost white and they are shriveled 
and indented. Price, i ^lb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts.,' 2 lbs. 60 cts., 
10 lbs. S2.50, 50 lbs. SIO.OO, delivered. 



Thomas Laxton 
(Natural Size) 



'Asparagus, Sweet Corn and Peas are three vegetables 
which must be quickly handled after leavmg the garden. They 
are all high in flavor and in sugar, and therefore very quickly be- 
come tasteless in summer temperature. There are two alterna- 
tives — boiling water and refrigeration. The careful gardener who 
is building a reputation for real quality will take this seriously. 
So will dining-car stewards and summer hotel-keepers. — F. C. S. 



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PUMPKIN 

(Curcurbita Pepo.) Probably native of Tropical 
America. Under cultivation less than 1,000 years. 
The annual requirements of squash and pumpkin 
seed in this country total about 500,000 pounds. 

German, Km bis; Italian, Zucca; Polish, Bania 

One ounce of seed will plant 100 hills; 
4 pounds will plant an acre 

Pie, or Winter Luxury. 

Days to maturity, 75. The tender 
quality of this Pumpkin makes it 
highly desirable for pie purposes. It 
is not grown on a large scale com- 
mercially, however, averaging only 
about 1 foot in diameter. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 40 cts., - 
lb. $1.25, 10 lbs. $11.00, delivered. 

Kentucky Field, ^^^h s" 

Days to maturity, 90. This is the 
standard field Pumpkin, especially 
good for stock-feeding, although it is 
also used for pie purposes to some 
extent. The fruits are elongated 
and of a golden color. Flesh is light j'^ellow. 
30 cts., lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, delivered. 






Kentucky 
Field 



IS a good keeper. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^^lb. 



SQUASH 



{Cucurbita maxima.) Cucurbita maxima, the Winter Squash, is native to tropical America. Cucurbita Pepo> 
the Summer Squash, to the more temperate climates of America. The name "squash" and "pumpkin" are loosely 
used interchangeably, either variety being used in making the so-called "pumpkin pie." 

German, KUrbis; Italian, Zucca; Polish, Miekurz 
One ounce of Summer Squash seed will plant 25 h'lls; 4 pounds will plant an acre. 
Two ounces of Winter Squash seed will plant 25 hills; 2 pounds will plant an acre. 

WViif<a RiicVa ^nallnn Days to maturity, 65. A quick growing summer variety, averaging from 
Wmte BUStl :>CallOp. § inches in diameter. Sometimes known as "Patty Pan." Color 

cream white. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., y4lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.50, delivered. 

Boston Marrow ^^^^ maturity, 125. This Winter Squash is more important than all other 
iTia.1 w . varieties for commercial^ purposes. Its good qualities are well known to the canners 
and large pie-bakers, and there is almost invariably a good market for it. Its color is a rich bright orange 
and it is oval in shape. Its cultivation is very simple. We highly recommend it for all general pur- 
poses. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., y^\h. 30 cts., 
lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.50, delivered. 

SALSIFY 

(Tragopogon porrifolius.) Native of 
the Mediterranean region. Under culti- 
vation about 1,000 years. 

German, Haferwurzel; Italian, Sassefrica; Polish, 

Jarzy Ostryga 
One ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 
8 pounds plant an acre 

Mammoth Sandwich Island. 

Days to maturity, 150. The seed of 
this standard variety should be sown 
in the early spring, thinning to 4 inches 
apart in the row. The roots should 
, •'' stay in the ground until late fall or 

through the winter, if desired. If stored, put 
in a cool, moist place. As a root plant, it is 
very desirable when properly served in a creamy 
gravy. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., l^lb. 45 
cts., lb. $1.50, 10 lbs. $14.00, delivered. 

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Boston 
Marrow 



Francis C. Stokes Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 




PEPPER 



(Capsicum.) Native of South America, 
cultivation probably for 2.000 years. 



Under 



Pimiento. 



Chinese Giant. 



German, Pfeffer; Italian, Peperone; Polish, Pieprz 

One ounce produces 2,500 plants; 4 ounces 
is sufficient for an acre of plants 

Days to maturity, 130. 
A Sweet Pepper of the 
most delicious flavor. Its uniform shape 
is greatly to its advantage. The flesh 
is thick but may be easily peeled by 
scalding. Price, pkt. 10 cts,, oz. 30 cts., 
V4^h. $1.10, lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. $17.50, 
delivered. 

D.ik^T V:^^ Days to maturity, 140. 
Kuby King, j^i^ standard 

main-season Pepper, being very vigor- 
ous and productive. The fruits will run 
from 4 to 5 inches in length and are 
usually three-Iobed. The flesh is thick 
and very mild. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
35 cts.,"^ i/4lb. $1.10, lb. $4.00, 5 lbs. 
$17.50, delivered. 

Days to maturity, 
150. This is the 
largest Pepper known in this country, 
being very often 4 inches in diameter. 
Flesh is thick and mild. Price, pkt. 
cw.n^^f^ -^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^0 oz. 40 cts., y4lb. $1.50, lb. $5.00, 

Pepper 

Q\ "P^TTV T A /^T T One-half ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 8 pounds drilled will 
!^ J-'J^ ^^^^f. Jj[ plant an acre; if seed is broadcasted, sow 25 pounds to the acre 

German, Spinai; Italian, Spinace; Polish, Szpinak 
( Spinacia oleracea.^ Native of Persia. Probably under cultivation for more than 3,000 years. 

ni^^^«J,,l« Q^,T^,T Days to maturity, 45. This may 
Bloomsdale baVOy. considered^ the standard cool- 
season Spinach for the entire United States. Bloomsdale 

Savoy has been under cultivation in the United States for 

ninety-five years, and, although the type has 

been greatly improved during that time, it is 

still unsurpassed b}' anything yet introduced. 

It is sometimes called Norfolk Savoy. The 

plant is distinguished by its upright 

growth and thick, dark green leaves 

which are beautifully crumpled and 

blistered. It is desirable to make 

plantings in October and November for 

early spring cutting, although a very 

large acreage of the variety is planted in 

February, March, and April for later 

spring cutting. Bloomsdale is not recom- 
mended as a warm-season type. Our 

strain is the best available. Price, pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 15 cts., V4lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., 

10 lbs. $3.75, 50 lbs. $17.50, 100 lbs. 

$32.50, delivered. 

I Q^'^o^n Days to maturity, 50. 

Long .season. This Savoy-leaved type 

was introduced twenty-three years ago. It 

is especially adapted for warm-weather cuiti 

vation as it will not shoot to seed readily at 

maturity. Our strain is beautifully crumpled and 

is a rich dark green color, being very compact 

and spreading, in a large rosette. For general uni- 
formity we know of no better strains than these 

we offer herewith. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz, 15 cts., 

V4lb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., 10 lbs. $3.75, 50 lbs. 

$17.50, 100 lbs. $32.50, delivered. • Bloomsdale Savoy Spinach 




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Stokes Super-Standard Scarlet Globe — a Perfect Strain for Forcing 




RADISH 



Long Scarlet. 



One ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 
10 to 12 pounds plant an acre 
{Raphanus sativus.) Native of Asia. Under cultivation at least 
10,000 years. Well-known to the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. 
German, Radiesz; Italian, Ravanello; Polish, Rzodkiew 

Days to maturity, 30. One of the oldest varieties 
known in this country, having been listed by Minton 
Collins in 1793. The bright scarlet root will attain a length of from 5 to 
6 inches, having a diameter of 1 inch. The flesh is crisp and tender. 
Care must be taken not to allow this variety to remain too long after 
attaining its full growth, for it is hkely to become pithy after a week's 
time. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 
100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 

Snarkler White Tin ^^^^ ^° maturity, 28. This type of Radish 
Kjy<xi. ivic;i TT itiLc; i ip, ^las been grown in America for a great many 
years, originating under the name of Scarlet Turnip White-Tip. As such 
it was hsted by Johnson & Stokes in the 80's. It is grown very extensively 
commercially, especially for the mid-West markets. The color is a very 
deep scarlet, with a distinct white tip covering about one-third of the 
lower diameter of the root. Its maximum size, before becoming pithy, 
is about i}i inches in diameter. Its shape is nearly round, shghtly 
flattened on the under side. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., V4It>. 30 cts., 
lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 

Days to maturity, 30. An old American variety. The 



White Icicle. 



root will attain a length of about 5 





regularly from near the shoulder to the tip, holding this thickness for 
nearly its entire length, the thickest part being about 1 inch from the 
top. It will hold a week to ten days before becoming pithy. The color 
is a pure white, almost transparent; matures five days later than Scarlet 
Globe and five days earlier than White Box. Having 
an attractive appearance and fine eating 
quahties this variety is w idely 
popular. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts.. V4lb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 
100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 



Sparkler 
White Tip 
Radishes 




American Purple- 
Top Rutabaga. Seepagesi. 



Francis C. Stokes dC Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 



SUPER- STANDARD EARLY SCARLET GLOBE 

RADISH 




/ Stokes 

I Super - Standard 



/Days to maturity, 25. 
This strain, an even, 



globe shape, with a rich scariet exterior 
color, and a unifcrmly small top, is the 
most desirable we know of for forcing under 
glass and for early spring field cultivation. We 
challenge comparison of this stock with any 
available strains for we have the utmost 
confidence in it. It will grow to length of 
134 inches and width of ^^^inch before be- 
coming pithy. To those who have never tried 
our stock of Scarlet Globe, we cannot too 
strongly urge at least a few^ pounds for 
comparative tests, for we know the high 
quahty of this stock and w^e do not believe 
it is surpassed anvwhere. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., V4\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, 
10 lbs. $11.00, 100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 

WHITE BOX 



:>TOKES 

Super -Standard 



I Days to maturity, 35. 
/ This s 



Early Scarlet Globe Radishes (Natural Size; 



superb, ivory-white 
strain has been developed by most careful 
methods of selection. It is whole-heartedly 
recommended to all market-gardeners. There 
is no use trying to com.pete unless you have 
a product equal to or better than your com- 
petitors. By planting this strain you will 
know at least that you are not hopelessly 
out of the race from the very start, for by 
planting it you will very definitely have the 
post position. This variety was introduced 
in 1888 by Johnson & Stokes, and has been a 
popular one in the Philadelphia markets ever 



since. It will attain size of 2^ inches in diameter before becoming pithy, and will remain in condition for 
market much longer after maturity than any others of its class. The brilhant white coloring goes to the 
very heart of the root which is firm, crisp, and of deli- 
cious quality. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c., V4lb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 

SUMMER AND FALL VARIETIES 
White Strasburg. t 

this country by Johnson & Stokes in 1885. As a 
large summer Radish desirable for late planting 
when earlier and smaller varieties will not keep under 
satisfactory conditions, it is verv' desirable. The 
maximum size of root before becoming pithy is about 
5 inches in length and 13^9 inches in diameter. It 
will hold before becoming pithy from ten days to 
two weeks. One-fifth of the root usually grows above 
the ground. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 
30 cts., lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 100 lbs. $85.00, 
delivered. 




Chartier, or Shepherd. 



Days to maturity, 45. 
It is a summer Radish 
somewhat similar to the Long Scarlet W hite-Tip. 
As compared to that variety, it is lighter in color, 
being a dull pink for two-thirds of its length, shading 
to a pure white at the tip. It will remain in condition 
much longer after maturity than that variety, and is 
thus more desirable for summer planting. It is not 
recommended for spring planting. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., y4lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.10, 10 lbs. $9.00, 
100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 



/ ii \ 

White Strasburg Radishes (x }i) 




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After 15 Years, Stokes Bonny Best Still Leads 





WINTER RADISHES 

China Rose ^^^^ maturity, 60. It is recommended only for fall and 
v^Atiiia Axvroc;. ^mter use. The root will attain a length of about 5 inches 
by 2 inches in diameter. The outside skin is a bright rose color, the flesh 
white, sohd, crisp, and pungent. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., VAh. 30 cts., 
lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 

White Chinese CELESTIAL. Days to maturity, 70. It is one of 

icac, ^i^g largest Radishes under cultivation often attaining a 
length of 12 inches and a diameter of 6 inches. It is oblong in shape, taper- 
ing to a small tap-root. The fact that it is desirable for table use at any period 
in its growth is strongly in its favor. The color is pure white. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 

Half-Long Black Spanish. ^;/^U°,^:::^-'2v on^h'^r^^ 

ing a white interior, which is very crisp and pungent. Half-Long Black Span- 
ish will attain a length of about SJ^ inches. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
y4lb. 30 cts., lb. $1.10, 10 lbs. $9.00, 100 lbs. $85.00, delivered. 

RHUBARB 

(Rheum.) Native of Asia, probably Siberia or Mongolia. Under high state of 
cultivation in the valley of the Volga at a remote period. The American seed require- 
ments are comparatively small. 

German, Rhabarber; Italian, Rabarbaro; Polish, Rubarbarum 

We offer seed from the standard variety, Victoria. One ounce of seed will 
plant 100 feet of row; later thin to 1 foot apart in the row. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., l^lb. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, 5 lbs. $7.00, delivered. 



Tke Next Tkree Pages 
Descrite Six Very Fine 
Strains of Tomato 

We have a wholesome confidence in all the seed we sell, but we are free to admit that 
our work on Tomato seed has shown the most marked advances. Our modest success in 
this direction has been greatly enhanced by the friendly word which has been passed among 
the growers* fraternity. Without this we would have had much slower going, for the dis- 
couragements of seed-improvement work are very considerable — therefore this grateful 
acknowledgment. 

Our Tomato-seed work has been simphfied, so that at present the fist contains only six 
strains. As compared to the usual seedsman's fist, ours may appear inadequate. However, 
we prefer to concentrate our efforts; this is our estabhshed pohcy with everything. We, 
of course, reahze that our Hst does not cover the entire field, but we stand or fall by it, know- 
ing that other conditions and requirements are well met by worthy competitors. 

The names Earliaria and Bonny Best, originally our ov/n, quite naturally are now uni- 
versal. Greater Baltimore, a variety not of our naming, is also to be had from many sources. 
Let us make this suggestion — if you buy any of these, be sure the name is properly endorsed, 
for it is the strain and the blood of the strain that count. 

Before buying any Tomato seed from us, carefully read the descriptions and choose those 
that best fit your requirements. You will find the two Super-Standard strains to be very 
superior in every way, in fact, great money-makers if given a reasonable chance. You will 
also find that the standard strains will do what we claim for them. Our sales of these for 
canning-house production are amazingly heavy. Net profit at the season's close is the basis 
of judgment. We are here to help you earn it. — F. C. S. 

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China Rose Radish (x }4) 




SUPER-STANDARD BONNY BEST 

THE VERY BEST STRAIN AVAILABLE 

j Stokes 1 Days to maturity, 130. The famous Bonny Best Tomato was introduced by 
I Super-Standard I Walter P. Stokes in 1908. Our Super-Standard strain was first offered last year 
with the most astounding results. As its name implies, Super-Standard Bonny Best is above and 
beyond the Standard. We are sincere in stating that we consider it to be the very best strain of 
Tomato for greenhouse forcing and for intensive field cultivation. 

Our seed has been saved from isolated fields on which no Tomatoes have been grown for a great 
many years — a feature we hold to be very important to secure increased freedom of disease. In 
August, when the crop w-as inspected and certified by an official of the Bureau of Inspection of the 
New Jersey Department of Agriculture, it was considered to be not only very true to type but re- 
markably free from the usual infections. The absence of leaf-mosaic was especially noticeable, 
and this is one of the most serious of Tomato diseases. As a further protection, every fruit was 
individually cut by hand arid examined for inside color, solidity and freedom from disease and mold, 
only perfect specimens being accepted. Realizing, as we do, the hazards of Tomato-growing 
under the best of circumstances, we were determined to put every possible safeguard around this 
strain, in order to have it as near perfection as possible. This unusual care in the harvest of the 
seed has developed telling results. 

We have concentrated our very best efforts on this Super-Standard Bonny Best, and feel it 
is our best work as seedsmen. We are confident that it will again bring back a good account of 
itself. The front cover photograph in natural colors is typical of the kind of fruit produced 
from this stock. Francis C. Stokes personally supervised all of the various harvesting operations 
necessary for the production of this, our most important single crop. All of this seed, which we 
now offer was grown during 1923. The germination is perfect. Don't fail to secure your supply 
before it is too late. We have this stock only in limited quantities. Price, pkt. $1.00, Vzoz. $3.00, 
oz. $5.00, i/4lb. $18.50, delivered. 



FROM LETTERS RECENTLY RECEIVED 



We received Tomato seed and thank you for your 
prompt service. We are looking for as good a crop from 
this seed as that which we used last year, which was 
over seven tons from one ounce of seed. — R. S. Troyer, 
Elkhart, Ind., December 17, 1923. 

(After ordering 3^pound of Super-Standard Bonny 
Best for this year they advise) : We are pleased to say 
we had one ounce of this seed one year ago and it gave 
us excellent results. — R. H. Ellis Co., Leamington, 
Ont., December 17, 1923. 

Having used your Super-Standard Bonny Best with 
success last season, please advise if I can, get some of 
the same strain for next season. — Fred Roehling, 
Cincinnati, Ohio, December 7, 1923. 



Your strain of Bonny Be<Lt planted by us last year 
was the best we ever used. — Gibney Bros. Green- 
house, Oakwood, Mo., December 17, 1923. 

We were more than satisfied with your Super- 
Standard Bonny Best last spring. — J. D. Tuke, Walla 
Walla, Washington, December 4, 1923. 

Your Super-Standard Bonny Best did very finely for 
us this season. — Charles Riess & Son, Connersville, 
Ind., December 11, 1923. 

We planted some of your Super-Standard Bonny 
Best last vv'inter and they proved to be better and 
more uniform than any other strain we have ever 
grown. — Marker! & Zech, Logansport, Ind., October 
9, 1923. 



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SUPER-STANDARD GREATER BALTIMORE 

A Special Selection for Greatly Increased Size and Productiveness 



Stokes 
Super -Standard 



~1 Days to maturity, 150. This new strain we are offering for the first time. It is 
/ the result of eight years, selection for increased size and productiveness. We 



consider it a superior market and canning type. Its brilliant appearance assures the high money, and 
its remarkable productiveness and evenness of ripening make it a very valuable canning sort. We 
offer it with every assurance that it will bring increased returns over the regular Greater Baltimore. 

One of the outstanding features of this strain is its thickness through from stem to blossom end, 
which invariably means more pulp as well as being more desirable for slicing. The color is a deep red, 
perhaps not as brilliant as the Bonny Best, but entirely satisfactory for canning purposes. The 
strain at present has a tendency toward a slightly angular shoulder, a feature which naturally indicates 
sturdy shipping qualities. We are very enthusiastic about this Super-Standard Greater Baltimore, 
and are confident that it will favorably impress 
those who plant it. Its great vigor and its ability 
to resist ordinary Tomato diseases are remark- 
able. Its bearing season is similar to our 
Standard Greater Baltimore. This color 
photograph is a very fair sample of its 
fruits. 



PRICE 

Pkt. 25 cts., oz. $1.00, y^\h $3.50, lb. $12.00, 
5 lbs. $55.00, delivered 



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Francis C. Stokes dC Co., Seedsmen, Washington Square, Philadelphia 



TOMATO 



{Ly coper sicum esculentum var. vulgare.) In all probability a native of Peru. The name is derived from the 
Aztec word Xitomate, the vegetable having been prized and extensively cultivated by the natives long before the 
discovery of America. It has probably- been under a high state of cultivation for at least 2,000 years. 

German, Liebesapfel; Italian, Porno d'oro; Polish, Pomidor 

One ounce of seed will produce 3,000 plants, which if planted 4 by 4 feet will cover an acre 

P !• Days to maturit\-, 125. This remarkable Tomato was introduced by Johnson & Stokes about 

^* twenty-four years ago under the name of Spark's Earliana. Eyer since the year of its intro- 
duction, it has known wide popularitj- among all growers who produce for the earliest markets. Due 
to its earliness, it has certain weaknesses, such as lightness of foliage, lack of solidity in the fruit and the 
thin wall which tends to cracking the Tomato around the stem end. Also high in acidity. Our strain may be 
looked upon as a reliable one. Price, pkt. lOc, oz. 40c., V4lb. $1.25, lb. $4.00, 10 lbs. $35.00, delivered. 
D R<acf (Standard Strain). Days to maturity, 130. By putting one strain of a variety- in the 

DOnny oesi S^per-Standard class and illustrating it with a colored photograph, the Standard Strain 
of the same variety is automatical!}^ given a secondary position. The distinc- 
tion, however, should not revert too strongly against this Standard Strain of 
Bonny Best which for usual commercial purposes is indeed highh' recommend- 
ed, and which will hold its own against the commercial offerings of our com- 
petitors. As the introducers of the Bonny Best, fifteen years ago, we have 
ver\' jealously guarded its reputation, realizing that a vast quantity of 
inferior stock was being offered under the same name. This strain, wfiich 
will prove a very desirable second early, ripening, in the latitude of 
Philadelphia, under ordinary- conditions July 15 and continuing to bear 
until August 15, is offered to Tomato growers either as a market 
or a canning type. Since the introduction of Bonny Best it has now 
attained a countr}--wide position as the leading second early. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., V4lb. $1.25, lb. $4.00, 10 lbs. $35.00, 
25 lbs. $75.00, delivered. 

(Standard Strain). Days to ma- 
turity, 150. For general market 
purposes, but particularly for canning purposes, we recom- 
mend this strain as being a thoroughly reliable one from 
ever}' point of view. Greater Baltimore is an improvement 
over the older variety of Stone and represents the 
standard canning type in the eastern states. Because 
of the vers- vigorous vine development, it will with- 
stand the midsummer heat better than Bonny Best, 
although it should be noted that its time of maturitv 
:f _x . ^-^A^ ^ \ is considerably later. Seed planted April 1 will 

produce bearing plants by August 10, and under 
avorable conditions these will continue to bear 
ntil frost. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Vilb. 
$1.25, lb. $4.00, 10 lbs. $35.00, 25 lbs. $75.00, 




Greater Baltimore 



delivered. 

Livingston Globe 




Stokes Bonny Best Tomato 



(Standard StrainJ 
30 



Days to ma- 
turity, 14 0. 
This Tomato has been the leading 
variety for shipment from Florida and 
Texas for the past twenty years. Be- 
cause of its quality it has also found 
an important place in the 
northern states. \\'e realize the 
importance of having only the 
verv' best strain of Globe Tomato 
and offer this stock without com- 
promise. It will prove a very 
uniform strain of this 
valuable globe-shaped crim- 
son Tomato. This is no 
ordinary stock of seed that 
we offer, and we can give 
assurance that our Globe 
Tomato is fully 
commensurate 
with the price we 
ask for it. Price, 
pkt 20 cts., oz. 
50 cts., V4lb. $1.50, 
lb. $6.00, 5 lbs. 
$25.00. 




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STOKES 

STANDARD SEEDS 



Order Number 



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Although practically all shipments will go forward by Parcel Post, we reserve the right to ship by 
Express or Freight when the weight and distance make the mail rate prohibitive. All prices listed in 
this Market Gardeners' and Truckers' Catalogue, except those on Asparagus Roots, include cost of 
delivery. 



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Currency 

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Total 

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of the extra collection charge, which 
must be assumed by the purchaser. 



Quantity 



VARIETIE' 



ASPARAGUS 

Mary Washington, Roots 

Mary Washington, Seed 

BEANS, Lima 

. Fordhook Bush 

. Ford's Mammoth-podded Pole 

BEANS, Green-podded Dwarf 

Giant Stringless 

Bountiful 

BEANS, Wax-podded Dwarf 

Round-Pod Kidney Wax 

. Pencil-Pod Black Wax 

BEET 

Crosby's Egyptian (Super-Standard) . . 

Detroit Dark Red 

New Century (Super-Standard) 

BEET. Mangel 

Mammoth Long Red • 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS 

Long Island Improved 

CABBAGE 

Extra-Early Copenhagen Market (S-S) 

Extra-Early Jersey Wakefield 

Danish Ballhead, or Hollander 

Succession, or All Seasons 

Late Flat Dutch 

American Savoy 

Charleston or Large Wakefield 

Red Danish Stonehead 

Pe-Tsai, or Wong Bok 

Forward 



Price 



Quantity 



VARIETIES 



Brought forward 

CARROT 

Chantenay (Super-Standard) 

Dan vers 

Oxheart 

CAULIFLOWER 

Earliest Snowball (Super-Standard). 
CELERY 

Golden Self-blanching (Super-Standard) 

Easy-blanching (Super-Standard). . . 

Columbia 

Winter Queen 

CELERIAC 

Giant Prague 

CHARD, SWISS 

Giant Lucullus 

CHICORY 

. Witloof 

CORN, SWEET 

Kendel's Early Giant (Super-Standard) 

Sunny Slope Special (Super-Standard) . 

Stokes Double-barreled Best (S-S) .... 
. Early Malcolm 

Golden Bantam 

. Country Gentleman 

Sto well's Evergreen 

CUCUMBER 

Improved Long Green 

Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling 

Evergreen White Spine (Super-Stand.). 

Windermoor Wonder (Super-Standard) 
Forward 



Price 



(ovbk) 



Quantity VARIETIES j Price 

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Quantity VARIETIES | Price 


Brought forward 


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PUMPKIN 






ENDIVE 












KOHLRABI 






RADISH 

Early Scarlet Globe (Super-Standard) 






KALE 






Sparkler White Tip 






LEEK 


















LETTUCE 




































Grand Rapids 






RHUBARB 






Early White Self-folding Cos 






MUSKMELON 






SALSIFY 












Stokes Sugar-Sweet (Super-Standard) . 












WATERMELON 






SPINACH 












SQUASH 












ONION 






White Globe 






TOMATO 






Yellow Globe 






Red Globe 






Maramoth Yellow Prizetaker 












OKRA 

Extra-Early Dwarf Green Prolific 






Greater Baltimore (Super-Standard) . . 






PARSLEY 






Earliana 






FAaSNIF 







TURNIP 






PEAS 






Purple-Top TVTiite Globe 












Thomas Laxton 






HERBS 


















PEPPER 


































































You May Expect Delivery of Your Order by Return Mail 

"\y 7E ARE now so orgeinized that all seed orders which come to us by two o'clock in the afternoon will be 
yV filled and in the mails the same day. This prompt delivery is aided by the fact that we are operating a 
simplified business. As pointed out elsewhere, we are concentrating our whole efforts on 1 10 varieties. These 
are now in stock and are waiting for you. As usual, all of our stocks have been thoroughly tested for germina- 
tion and the latest tests will be found on every package. — F. C. S. 



Stokes Spinach Seed is the Finest Obtainable at Any Figure 



Stakes Serdi 



TURNIP 



{Brassica rapa.) Native of the Channel Coast of northwestern Europe, 
vation for 5,000 years. 

German, Weisse-Rube; Italian, Navone; Polish, Rzepa 
brukiew 

One-half ounce of seed plants 100 feet of drill; 2 pounds 
plant an acre. If broadcasted allow 3 pounds 

Days to maturity, 45. 
A garden Turnip not 
often used for commercial purposes except for 
forcing under glass, for which it is well adapted. 
The quality is remarkably fme. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Vilb. 30 cts., lb. $1.00, 10 lbs. $9.00, 
delivered. 

Days to ma- 
turity, 70. 

This is the most important American Turnip. 
It is grown both for stock and for table purposes. 
It is also a remarkable keeper. The name is de- 
scriptive of its color. Price, large pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
15 cts., Vilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $6.50, 
delivered. 

Days to maturity, 65. A 
variety grown very largely 
for stock feeding. The skin is a clear yellow with 
a green tinge around the top. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., 141b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $6.50, 
delivered. 



It has probably been under cuiti- 



Purple-Top Milan. 



Purple-Top White Globe. 



Yellow Globe. 




Purple-Top White Globe Turnip 

RUTABAGA 

Ame^vlnan Piiw^lo T#M-fc E>ays to maturity, 90. An American strain of an old English type. 

/American rurpie- l op. ^his has been selected for small top and short neck. The roots are 
globular, growing to a large size and of splendid quality. The flesh is yellow. Our strain is highly de- 
sirable either for market purposes or stock feeding. See color photo on page 25. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., l^lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., 10 lbs. $6.50, delivered. 



HERBS 



DILL. An annual growing to a height of 23^ feet. 
The flowers are bright yellow. The dried seeds 
are used as a condiment and also for pickling and 
flavoring. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^/41b. 
25 cts., lb. 75 cts., delivered. 

SWEET MARJORAM. A perennial gro\yn as an 
annual. The flowers are smafl and white. The 
leaves and shoots are used for seasoning purposes. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., y4lb. 75 cts., lb. 
$2.50, delivered. 

SUMMER SAVORY. A highly fragrant annual 
plant. Height, 10 inches. The leaves and young 
shoots are used for flavoring. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., V4lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, delivered. 



SWEET FENNEL. An herb usuafly sown in drills 
in the fall when the seed is wanted and in the 
spring when the foliage is wanted. The seeds are 
used for flavoring and medicinal purposes and the 
leaves are used in various salad combinations. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., l/4lb. 45 cts., lb. 
$1.50, delivered. 

THYME. Broad-leaved English. A perennial herb 
usuafly planted in permanent beds. The seed is 
sown in the early spring. The leaves and young 
shoots are used for seasoning, either while green 
or when dried. This is one of the most important 
herbs. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., V4lb. $1.70, 
lb. $6.00, delivered. 



PAGE 

Asparagus 2, 3, 32 

Beans 4, 5 

Beet 5 

Brussels Sprouts. 6, 8 

Cabbage 7, 8 

Carrot 9 

Cauliflower 6 

Celery 13, 14 

Celeriac 14 

Chicory 10 

Corn 11, 12 

Cucumber. 10, 12 

Din 31 

Eggplant 16 



INDEX 



PAGE 

Endive 9, 14 

Herbc 31 

Kale 16 

Kohlrabi 16 

Leek 14 

Lettuce 17, 18 

Mangel Beet 5 

MuskmeloA 19, 20 

Okra 15 

Parsley 21 

Parsnip 21 

Peas 22 

Pepper. 24, 25 

Pumpkin 23 



PAGE 

Radish 25-27 

Rhubarb 27 

Rutabaga 25, 31 

Salsify 23 

Spinach 24 

Squash 23 

Summer Savory 31 

Sweet Fennel 31 

Sweet Marjoram 31 

Swiss Chard 5 

Thyme 31 

Tomato Front cover, 28-30 

Turnip 31 

Watermelon 19 



J. Horace McFarland Company, Horticultural Printers, Harrisburg, Pa. 



MARY WASHINGTON ASPARAGUS 




Francis C. Stokes ^ Co., Seedsmen 

EAST WASHINGTON SQUARE • PHILADELPHIA. PA.